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Rugby Canada nominates Andrea Burk for the Rugby America’s North (RAN) World Rugby Council Women’s Representative; veteran player seeks to expand Canada’s leadership in the growth of women’s rugby world-wide.
While up and coming Canadian women’s u-20 Fifteens players prepare for their final match of the Tri-Nation’s Cup on Saturday, August 18th, one of Canada’s most inspirational veterans of the sport of women’s rugby will also be putting herself on the line – all in the name of women’s rugby.
Canada’s Andrea Burk - an accomplished competitor, broadcaster, and leader for the sport of women’s rugby world-wide – is seeking election this weekend as the female representative for the Rugby America’s North (RAN) on the World Rugby Council. RAN is one of the six World Rugby regional associations, and is the governing body of the sixteen Unions in Rugby Americas North.
Burk made her debut with the Canadian National Senior Women’s team in 2009, marking the beginning of an impressive career as a player. In 2014, Burk was part of Canada’s silver medal performance at the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Europe, and was awarded Rugby Canada’s Gillian Florence Award, which recognizes the player who best embodies the qualities of a Canadian national team player as voted on by her teammates. In 2015, Burk was a ‘Player of the Year’ finalist, and named to the Women’s Rugby World Cup Dream Team by World Rugby TV commentators.
Burk’s experiences as a player representing Canada proudly on the world stage from 2009 to today have laid the foundations for an emerging career in broadcast, motivational speaking, and corporate leadership training. Her vast experience both on and off the pitch make her an ideal candidate for this important role of serving as a voice for women’s rugby world-wide.
“Andrea is well known and respected throughout the World Rugby Community, and her desire to get involved and serve is a huge opportunity for RAN,” said Tim Powers, Chairman of Rugby Canada. “Canada continues to be a force in women’s rugby, in part thanks to talented leaders like Andrea who have committed to the game. Andrea has the background, the skill set, and the passion to make a huge contribution as a RAN representative on the World Rugby Council. We wish her the very best of luck and are hopeful she is successful in her bid to represent.”
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Andrea Burk is a Women’s Rugby World Cup silver medalist (2014) for Canada, a motivational speaker and a rugby TV announcer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) during the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.
A member of the National Senior Women’s Rugby Team since 2009, she was a 2015 Player of the Year finalist, named to the Women’s Rugby World Cup Dream Team, and was awarded Rugby Canada’s Gillian Florence award in 2014, which recognizes the player who best embodies the qualities of a Canadian national team player as voted on by her teammates.
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